I started my homeopathic training in 2011 at the School of Homeopathy in Stroud, and qualified in 2015. To be able to practice homeopathy is a huge pleasure and a great privilege.
My interest in homeopathy began in 2005 when my first child was a baby. He had severe eczema and reflux as a newborn, and over time he had multiple chest infections, as well as tonsillitis, conjunctivitis, recurrent colds, gastroenteritis and ear infections. He was prescribed endless antibiotics, steroid creams and other medication, but I eventually started realising that he was simply not a healthy child, and these medicines were not improving his overall health. I began taking him to a lovely homeopath and very gradually his health improved; it was a long journey to restore his health but I was and remain convinced that without homeopathy he would not be the active, healthy, happy 12 year old that he is today. Both he and his younger sister have responded extremely well to homeopathic treatment during times of ill health, and I will always be grateful for how much it has helped them.
While my son was still a baby, on the advice of my homeopath I purchased one of Helios’ famous “blue boxes” and over time I became a total convert. My husband and I began seeing the homeopath ourselves, and by the time our daughter was born, I had purchased Miranda Castro’s book and a few other homeopathic books, and was hooked. Homeopathy soon became the main form of medicine we used as a family, for both acute and chronic complaints.
I bought more health and homeopathy books over the following years, relishing this new interest. Friends caught my enthusiasm and began ringing me for acute remedy advice for them or their children!
When we decided to move from southwest London to the Cotswolds in 2011, I enrolled onto the School of Homeopathy’s 4 year practitioner course. It was a powerful and truly amazing experience. The most humbling and enjoyable part has been my ability to participate in my patients’ healing journeys; this is rewarding and life-enhancing beyond anything I could previously imagine.Most of my patients are babies, toddlers and children; right from the start, I wanted to specialise in children, having personally been through the difficult experience of coping with a sick child. However, I have also been able to help many adult patients with a very wide range of health ailments, including serious chronic disease such as cancer and cardio-vascular disease, as well as gout, joint pain, skin conditions, candida, respiratory disorders, allergies, menstrual or menopausal symptoms, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, OCD and many more. Recent child patients have presented with digestive problems including reflux and colic, respiratory and ENT symptoms such as lingering coughs, nasal congestion and recurrent ear infections, skin complaints including eczema, molluscum and acne, sleep problems including night terrors and frequent waking, bedwetting, behavioural issues including anxiety, aggression, shyness and so on. My current patients range in age from 2 months to 68 years old, and everything in between!
I love studying and continuing with my professional development; to this end I attend regular seminars, and I have also completed a course in Bach Flowers for Homeopaths (Bach Centre Levels 1 and 2), nutritional supplementation training, homeobotanical therapy and I am a qualified CEASE practitioner. I am also a registered hair tissue mineral analysis practitioner (HTMA). I have also recently embarked on formal nutrition training in order to obtain a diploma in nutrition. These various therapies are all proving to be a wonderful addition to my practice.
I am a fully registered member of the Society of Homeopaths which is the main governing body for homeopaths in this country. This means that I abide by the Society's Code of Ethics and Practice, and I am fully licensed and hold professional insurance.
I aim to tread as lightly on our planet as possible. To this end, I am registered with ICO for Data Protection, and am therefore able to run an almost completely paper-free office, with the exception of business cards and printed invoices on request, all of which are printed on recycled paper. Where possible, I cycle, walk or use public transport to get to my patient consultations.